Members of Congress will soon be back on Capitol Hill trying to iron out their differences on a Medicare prescription drug bill that can be sent to President Bush. A Missouri group is expressing its opposition to the legislation. The Medicare drug bill aims to help senior citizens pay for their prescription drugs. It’s a costly proposal, and the consumer rights group Missouri Watch is concerned some of the money will come from existing Medicare funding for cancer patients. Missouri Watch’s Executive Director Ashley Allen says both the House and Senate versions would slash the Cancer Care budget by 30-percent. Allen says the reductions would force health care providers to cut back on their operations in rural areas of the state. Allen says it’s wrong to provide help for senior citizens by taking money from cancer patients.
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